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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Pueblo County Jail No Longer COVID-19 Outbreak Facility

COVID OUTBREAK RESOLVED

Pueblo, CO:  The Pueblo County Jail was cleared as a COVID-19 outbreak facility on Tuesday by the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment after reporting no new cases of COVID-19 among inmates or employees during the past 28 days. &...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Local Law Enforcement to Issue Citations for Expired License Plates

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Pueblo, CO: Law enforcement officials in Pueblo County soon will begin issuing citations to motorist who have not renewed their license plates and continue to drive with expired temporary registrations or tags. Enforcement is expected to begin July 15. Du...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Sheriff’s Office Comm Center Earns Award for Dispatch Excellence

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Pueblo, CO: The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office’s again successfully completed the 20-step process required to receive reaccreditation as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAE...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Sheriff’s Detectives Seek Help in Locating Missing Pueblo West Girl

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UPDATE: Jarika Otero has been located and is safe. 

Pueblo, CO:   The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of a Pueblo West girl who left her home June 12 and is believed to be with her non-cus...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death

Fatal Accident (1)

Pueblo, CO:   The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of man whose body was found Tuesday afternoon in a field in Pueblo West. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a field off of N. Purcell...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Deputies Responding to Call at Colorado City Home Find Illegal Marijuana Grow

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Pueblo, CO: A Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputy responding to a call at a Colorado City home this morning located an illegal marijuana grow containing more than 300 plants in the backyard of the residence. The deputy was sent to the home in the 270...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspect in Fire Outside Judicial Building

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Pueblo, CO: The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a small fire that was intentionally set on some bushes outside the Dennis Maes Judicial Building, 501 N. Elizabeth St., early Tuesday morning. At about 4:30 a.m., a detentio...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Administered to Jail Inmates

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Pueblo, CO:   The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment and FEMA, administered COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday to inmates housed in the Pueblo County Jail. The va...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Sheriff Taylor Announces Three Promotions

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Pueblo, CO:   Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor announced the promotions of three employees. Clifford Kindred was promoted to Captain, while Caitlin Garcia was promoted to Lieutenant and Bethany Solano was promoted to Sergeant. All ap...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Detention Deputies Find Heroin on Jail Inmate

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Pueblo, CO: The persistent work of Pueblo County Sheriff’s detention deputies in investigating a report of possible drugs in the facility led to the recovery Tuesday of more than 14 grams of heroin that had been hidden in the body cavity of an i...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Detectives Find Large Illegal Marijuana Grow in St. Charles Mesa Home

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Pueblo, CO: Pueblo County Sheriff’s narcotics detectives seized 845 marijuana plants and 40 pounds of dried marijuana product worth an estimated $885,000, along with more than $20,000 in cash discovered in an illegal marijuana grow operation at ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Detectives Find Drugs, Weapons, Cash in Domestic Violence Suspect’s Home

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 Pueblo, CO:   Pueblo County Sheriff’s narcotics detectives found and seized drugs, thousands of dollars in cash, firearms and assorted jewelry after executing a search warrant at the Boone home of a man arrested for d...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Man Arrested After Brief Standoff Following Domestic Violence Incident

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Pueblo, CO:   The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a domestic violence incident that led to a brief standoff with law enforcement at a home in the city of Pueblo and resulted in the peaceful arrest of 41-...

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Posted on: May 15, 2021

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Shooting

Fatal Accident (1)

 

Pueblo, CO:   The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a shooting that occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m., Friday, May 14 on U.S. Highway 50 West just east of Pueblo Boulevard. The preliminary inve...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Sheriff Taylor Awards Scholarships to Two Outstanding High School Seniors

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Pueblo, CO:   Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor awarded two local high school seniors with the 2021 County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship during a presentation today at the Sheriff’s Office. Brooklyn Phillips of Pueblo West High Sch...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Deputies Arrest Man in Connection with Attempted Robbery in Pueblo West

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Pueblo, CO:  Pueblo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 47-year-old man in connection with an attempted armed robbery of the Pueblo West Dairy Queen Monday afternoon. Deputies responded to the Dairy Queen, 118 S. Tiffany Drive, at ab...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Deputies Collecting Unwanted Prescription Drugs at Annual Take-Back Event

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Pueblo, CO:   Do you have outdated or unwanted prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet? Have you been wanting to dispose of them, but you are not sure how to do it safely? Then the annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day host...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

911 Professionals Celebrated During National Telecommunicators Week

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Pueblo, CO: They are the first to answer the emergency calls. They are the calm in critical moment and the reassuring voice during a crisis. They are the Heroes in the Headset or better known as Communication Officers. In recognition of the resil...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

K9s Assist Deputies in Locating Burglary Suspect

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Pueblo, CO:  The Pueblo County Sheriff’s K9 unit assisted deputies in quickly finding and apprehending a suspect late Monday night in the burglary of a business located just east of the City of Pueblo. Deputies responded to the Rocky Mo...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Off-Road Vehicle Enthusiasts Urged to Know Laws Before Riding

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Pueblo, CO:   With the recent increase in complaints regarding individuals using off-road vehicles in prohibited areas, particularly in rural areas, the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is urging all drivers of off-highway vehicl...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

FedEx Trailer Catches Fire on Interstate 25 South of Pueblo

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Pueblo, CO:  Firefighters from several agencies, including the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, extinguished a fire that broke out in a FedEx trailer early this morning in south Pueblo County. The fire was quickly extinguished b...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Man Arrested After Breaking into Dennis Maes Judicial Building

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Pueblo, CO: A 41-year-old Pueblo man was arrested by Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies after he broke into the Dennis Maes Judicial Building late Tuesday night and was found to have written on a hallway wall. An alert detention specialist working...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Unified Vaccination Program Taking Vaccines Out into Community

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PUEBLO, CO. – Pueblo County’s Unified COVID-19 community vaccination program, organized by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office and the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment, continues to administer vaccin...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Pueblo County Unified Clinic Winds Down at Pueblo Mall as State Opens Mass Vaccination Site at Stat

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PUEBLO, CO. – After months of planning and operating the Pueblo County Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, where more than 38,000 vaccinations have been administered, the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment and the Pueblo Count...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Community Clinic Continues With Second Dose Vaccines This Week

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PUEBLO, CO. – Pueblo County remains on pace to get more people fully vaccinated as organizers of the Pueblo County community COVID-19 clinic at the Pueblo Mall expect to provide more than 3,000 second-dose vaccines this week before the ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

More People Soon Eligible For Vaccine and Larger Vaccine Clinic Coming to Pueblo

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PUEBLO, CO – Planners of the Pueblo County COVID-19 vaccination clinic are preparing to vaccinate more of the population this month following the announcement today by Governor Jared Polis allowing counties to open registration for vaccines to i...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Sheriff’s Volunteer Dive Team Jumps in to Help Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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Pueblo, CO: When Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials recently sought help in replacing underwater cables of the fishery boat house at Lake Pueblo, members of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office volunteer dive team dove right in to help. Team me...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Eligible Individuals Urged to Sign-Up for Vaccine Today

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PUEBLO, CO – With more than 3,000 vaccines expected to be administered at the Pueblo County Unified COVID-19 Vaccination clinic this week, organizers are encouraging anyone who is eligible for the vaccine to sign up for it today. Last week, Pueb...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Pueblo Opens Sign Up for Largest Phase of Vaccine Distribution To Date

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PUEBLO, CO. – Organizers of Pueblo’s COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic at the Pueblo Mall will begin the sign-up process Friday for what is expected to be the largest group of community members eligible for the vaccine to date. Any Pueblo County resident a...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Sheriff Urges Residents to Notify Authorities of Controlled Burns

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Pueblo, CO: Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor reminds residents living outside the city limits who plan to do a controlled burn to notify authorities before conducting the burn. “We ask if you are going to do a controlled burn to report it th...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Pueblo Prepares for Next Phase of Vaccinations

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PUEBLO, CO – Planners of the Pueblo County COVID-19 vaccination clinic are moving forward with vaccinating more of the population in March, including individuals who fall under the newly created Phases 1B.3 and 1B.4 announced today by Governor Ja...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Residents 65+ Urged to Register for COVID Vaccine Today

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PUEBLO, CO. –  After administering more than 3,400 second-dose vaccines to residents age 70 and older at last week’s Pueblo County community COVID-19 vaccination clinic, planners are returning focus this week to provi...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Pueblo COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Stays the Course over Weekend

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Pueblo, CO - Pueblo County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic planners remained dedicated to their mission over the weekend, vaccinating more than 1,600 educators at COVID-19 vaccination clinics held at the Colorado State Fairgrounds Southwest Motors Events Cent...

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Posted on: February 13, 2021

Suspicious 9-1-1 Call Leads to Deputies Finding Illegal Marijuana Grow Worth $300,000

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Pueblo, CO: Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies responding to an abandoned 9-1-1 call Saturday afternoon found an illegal marijuana grow operation worth an estimated $300,000 in a Pueblo West home. One man with ties to China was arrested and 274 ma...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Weekly Update: Pueblo’s Mass Vaccination Clinic

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Pueblo, CO - Pueblo County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic continued administering vaccine the first week of February, dispensing an additional 2,800 COVID-19 vaccines in just two days. Both first and second doses were administered to ind...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Governor Moves Pueblo to Level Blue on COVID Dial Effective Saturday

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Pueblo, CO - Pueblo County will move to the Level Blue on the new Dial 2.0 effective 9 a.m. Saturday, according to Governor Jared Polis. Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment and Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office are excited about the u...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Community Vaccine Clinic Begins Second Doses for 70+ Residents

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PUEBLO, CO. –  The Pueblo County Unified COVID-19 community vaccination clinic will take a short pause next week from administering first-dose vaccines, as it shifts to providing required second doses for those due the booster. Second-do...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Residents 70+ Encouraged to Register for COVID Vaccine

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PUEBLO, CO. - The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office and the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment working alongside numerous first responder agencies and volunteers administered more than 8,600 COVID-19 vaccines to Pueblo Coun...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Pueblo’s 70+ COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Moves into Week 3

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Pueblo, CO: Pueblo’s Unified COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic administered more than 1,300 first-dose vaccines and 600 second-dose vaccines last week.  Clinic organizers coordinated nearly a full week of vaccination clinics to close out the m...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Two Arrested for Thefts at Legal Marijuana Businesses in Pueblo County

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Pueblo, CO: Pueblo County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two Colorado Springs men Tuesday for theft of marijuana product valued at more than $269,000 from two legal marijuana operations in Pueblo County. The related thefts occurred in a less than a two-hour ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Pueblo Unified COVID Clinic Moves into Second Doses

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Pueblo, CO: Pueblo Community COVID response efforts are showing significant results in the fight against the COVID-19 virus.  Early this week Pueblo County moved into the Colorado COVID dial’s “Orange” range...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Pueblo Waits for Additional Vaccine to Provide More COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Pueblo, CO - Thursday was a milestone day for Pueblo as more than 1,000 people 70 and older were vaccinated in one day. “We are proud to reach this milestone for our community vaccination site and will continue with more clinics as vaccine becom...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

COVID Vaccine Site Set to Administer Record 1,000 Vaccines on Thursday

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Pueblo, CO:  Pueblo County has worked hard over the past 72 hours to streamline our mass vaccination clinic. All the while, county officials have been very vocal about our ability to vaccinate many more people if only doses are available. &nb...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Pueblo’s #70+ COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Rolls Smoothly into Day 2

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Pueblo, CO - What a difference a day makes!  That was the clear to the workers, citizens, and emergency responders as Pueblo County rolled smoothly into 70+ Vaccination Clinic Day 2.  While planners work to iron-out the small hiccups ine...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Deputies Arrest Three in Theft, Shots Fired Call at Marijuana Grow

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Pueblo, CO: Pueblo County Sheriff’s Deputies quickly apprehended and arrested three people who burglarized a legal marijuana grow in east of Pueblo Wednesday morning. Deputies arrested Brandon Lujan, 26; Daimon Lanckriet, 27 and Alissa Ramos, 21....

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Sheriff Taylor Announces Scholarship Program for High School Seniors

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Pueblo, CO: Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor announced today the County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC) will award a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving local high school senior. CSOC, the state Sheriff’s Association, established the scholar...

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Posted on: January 2, 2021

Overnight Investigation Reveals Little

Investigation Update

Pueblo, CO: Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) Detectives worked into the early morning hours executing a search warrant at a home on Tenderfoot Lane in Pueblo West. The search yielded no improvised explosives devices (IED) or simila...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Emergency Medical Personnel Begin Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

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Pueblo, CO: Select first responders in Pueblo County began receiving the first of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine today as the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Envi...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Sheriff Taylor Donates Life-Saving Equipment to Rural Fire Departments

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Pueblo, CO: In true holiday spirit, Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor visited Pueblo’s rural fire departments Thursday delivering a “gift”. Each agency received the latest in portable medical technology, a LifePak 15 Monitor/Defibrillator. The LifePak ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Fire Restrictions Lifted for Pueblo County

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Pueblo, CO: Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor announced today that Pueblo County is no longer under fire restrictions. Effective immediately, Stage 1 fire restrictions have been lifted. Pueblo County has been on Stage 1 fire restrictions since March 25...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death at St. Charles Mesa Area Home

Fatal Accident (1)

Pueblo, CO: The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death after a body was found Monday night at a home on 27th Lane. Deputies responded to the home in the 1600 block of 27th Lane on a welfare check of the 46-year-old re...

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